People Friendly Streets
IMPROVE SAFETY & COMFORT
A safe and comfortable street for everyone for all modes of travel.
Improves the city’s sustainability by encouraging active transportation, using resources efficiently, and using practices that protect air and water quality.
Streets designed to increase access to local businesses while supporting commercial operations.
ENHANCE ENJOYMENT & INTEREST
Streets that are fun and interesting and celebrate the character of downtown. They invite you to linger, to talk to your neighbors and to shop.
Connects people to where they want to go and makes it easy to get there by foot, bike, car and bus. Designed to encourage people to connect to each other and the community around them.
Keeps people in mind throughout the process. Design streets that make the best use of public dollars for the benefit of all.
People-Friendly Streets, Round 1
Round 1 includes the installation of Ann Arbor’s first two-way protected bikelane on William Street, streetscape improvements on Huron Street, and the restoration of two-way traffic on First and Ashley Street along with a two-way protected bikelane on First Street. For complete information on these projects visit www.peoplefriendlystreets.org.
People-Friendly Streets, Round 2
Round 2 will begin in 2020 with an extensive public engagement process focused on actively involving stakeholders and the community in the design and visioning of downtown streets with a focus on State Street and potentially Washington, North University, Division, and Ann or Catherine Streets. The goal of this initiative is to expand the protected bikeway network, address utility and maintenance needs in coordination with City Engineering projects and use infrastructure investments to advance community goals related to affordable housing, sustainability, and Vision Zero.
The State Street Improvement project was established by the DDA in 2017 in coordination with a City street resurfacing and sanitary project scheduled for 2021. The project scope will be informed through the public engagement process. A range of improvements to be considered include but not limited to updated lighting, sidewalk improvements and building vault filling, a protected bikeway, safety & transit stop enhancements, and curbless/event street elements.
May 6, 2020 at 12PM
June 3, 2020 at 12PM
(After Informational Meeting)
Ann Arbor DDA Offices
150 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Non-Regularly Scheduled Meetings
DDA Informational Meetings
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 a at 12PM
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 12PM
City Council/DDA Joint Work Session
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7PM
2805 S. Industrial Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48104